HEALTH MINISTER IN VISIT TO JIGSAW MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgMinister for Health, Dr. James Reilly, TD is visiting Jigsaw Donegal in Letterkenny this morning as part of his itinerary in the North West today.The Jigsaw service provides a safe and confidential space where young people can access a wide range of mental health supports for free and is located at Pearse Road, Letterkenny (across from the community centre).The Jigsaw service works with young people aged from 15-25. Jigsaw’s main aim is to enable young people to access the most appropriate services in as seamless a way as possible, whatever their level of need. The Jigsaw programme was designed by Headstrong and its panel of youth advisors and is an evidence based, integrated service, designed to strengthen a community’s capacity to support young people’s mental health. It works on a partnership model of pulling together and aligning all existing resources and expertise in any given community.Minister Reilly will meet with Mr John Hayes, Area Health Manager, HSE; Dr Tony Bates, Founding Director of Headstrong; Ms Anne Sheridan, Mental Health Promotion Officer, HSE; Sean Mc Grory, Project Manager, Jigsaw Donegal and Dr Maura Finnegan, Clinical Coordinator of Jigsaw Donegal.Jigsaw Donegal is a new way of understanding and working with young people. Patrick Matthews (18) of the Jigsaw Donegal, Youth Advisory Panel will brief the Minister on how young people guided the process of bringing Jigsaw to Donegal from its inception to opening in October 2012.Speaking about the Minister’s visit to Jigsaw Donegal, Mr John Hayes, Area Manager, with the HSE said “Jigsaw Donegal is leading the way nationally in how we respond to youth mental health. Jigsaw is a resource that every community needs but not every community gets. Our mission is to transform the landscape in Donegal in terms of how we understand, talk about and support young people with mental health needs. “We do this by providing early and brief intervention for young people with mental health vulnerabilities. We provide training to other professionals in Donegal who work with young people and we’re constantly tackling stigma through our public awareness and schools programme”“We are on the verge of changing how services are delivered to support young people’s mental health. 75% of mental health difficulties arise before the age of 24. (Kessler et al)”. And he added “this is a critical period in their development, if we can identify issues as they emerge then research tells us that early and brief intervention prevents people from experiencing lifetimes of pain and lost opportunities. ”“In difficult times we need to innovate and come forward with novel and effective solutions” Mr Hayes said. “We’re proud of what we have achieved and Minister Reilly’s visit provides the perfect opportunity to show how Jigsaw complements the work we are doing in developing Community Based Mental Health Teams. By joining up with the existing local resources, we are re-configuring services to make them more accessible and youth friendly. Jigsaw clearly demonstrates that it is possible to reduce stigma, remove barriers and design a service that works for young people. We listen carefully to their ideas and real feedback so that we can provide a better more effective service”, he concluded.TURBULENT“Adolescence can be a turbulent time and the system is weakest where it needs to be strongest”, according to Dr Tony Bates, Founding Director of Headstrong. “Jigsaw Donegal has been a real team effort. We are now seeing many key agencies working in genuine partnership to improve services and supports for young people. If we are to achieve meaningful change for young people and their mental health we must work together more effectively. In its absence we will continue to fail our young people” “Ireland in 2013 is a much tougher, trickier place to grow up in particularly for a young person with a mental health vulnerability. This is a hopeful step in the right direction. And it’s different because it involves grassroot community supports combined with professionals informed by the end users – young people themselves. This is the start of our journey in Donegal and ensures that by 2016 every young person will have somewhere to turn to and someone to talk to.” Dr Bates thanked Minister Reilly for making time to see Jigsaw Donegal in action. “When Dr. Reilly meets the dynamic team behind Jigsaw DonegaI and listens to the difference Jigsaw makes to the lives of young people, we think he will be moved and see why it is the best way forward for youth mental health.”Jigsaw will employ seven staff including Sean Mc Grory Project Manager, Maura Finnegan Clinical Co-Ordinator, Christina Greene and Jennifer Mc Lean Clinical Support Workers, Ciara Doyle Youth Drug and Alcohol Worker, Karen Duggan Administration Officer and Gary Cassidy Youth Engagement Facilitator.Young people/parents/health professionals can refer to the service by calling or emailing to make an appointment.Opening hours are: For those with prearranged appointments the service is open Monday- Friday 9am – 5pm.Drop-in Hours:Monday: 4pm – 6pmTuesday: 4pm – 6pmWednesday: 4pm – 6pmThursday: 4pm – 8pmThe Last Saturday of the Month 10.30am – 3pmContact Information:Address: Jigsaw Donegal, Pearse Street, LetterkennyEmail: [email protected]: 074 97 26920Web: http://www.jigsaw.ie/donegalHEALTH MINISTER IN VISIT TO JIGSAW MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: March 22nd, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:HEALTH MINISTER IN VISIT TO JIGSAW MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE IN LETTERKENNYlast_img read more

Chelsea to assess Mata injury problem

first_imgJuan Mata will be checked over by the Chelsea medical team after suffering an ankle injury in the 2-2 draw at Reading.The Blues playmaker was substituted on 77 minutes with his team 2-0 up at the Madejski Stadium.Reading, who had failed to register a shot on target, subsequently scored two late goals to snatch a draw.However, Benitez revealed the decision to bring on Yossi Benayoun for Mata was made because the Spaniard had picked up a knock.Benitez said: “He has a problem with his ankle, we will have to see the doctor. It was a little painful but we will have to see tomorrow.”See also:Reading v Chelsea player ratingsChelsea stunned by late Royals comebackYTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Announcing the January Featured Geocacher of the Month

first_img SharePrint RelatedFeatured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”January Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsJanuary 27, 2012In “Community”Announcing the November Featured Geocacher of the MonthNovember 21, 2012In “Community” January’s featured Geocacher of the Month comes from a US state that’s known for its contributions to American history. The first hot dog hails from this state, as do America’s first ambulances and traffic lights. Now our congratulations to SerenityNow for being named Ohio’s first featured Geocacher of the Month.A panel of Groundspeak Lackeys had a difficult time choosing a final winner. More than 150 votes were received. Lackey’s were greatly impressed with the three amazing final candidates. SerenityNow was named featured Geocacher of the Month for the couple’s innovation, creativity, stewardship, and helpfulness.January Featured Geocacher(s) of the Month, SerenityNowOne geocacher casting a vote for the geocaching team mentioned, “SerenityNow is such a great caching couple and is loved by cachers all over Northeast Ohio.   They continue to share their love of caching with old and new cachers alike.”SerenityNow are popular for organizing annual geocaching events in Ohio. They are also known to hide many puzzling and creative geocaches. According to TeamDotOne, “Not only do they go way out of their way to host the best events ever, but they seem to come up with something new each and every year to make people want to keep coming back. We have spent countless hours enjoying their company, enjoying their events, enjoying their caches and most importantly, enjoying their friendship.”SerenityNow will receive a collector’s edition Geocacher of the Month Geocoin, along with Geocacher of the Month hats and certificate acknowledging their contributions signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com. Those nominees not chosen as the featured Geocacher of the Month receive a gift of appreciation from Groundspeak. See a list of all the featured Geocachers of the Month here. The geocaching community is encouraged to renominate those who have yet to be honored as featured Geocacher of the Month.If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for Geocacher of the Month, send an email to [email protected] Geocacher of the Month GeocoinEvery nomination must meet the following requirements: Please include your name, the name of your nominee, their username, at least one picture of the nominee and description (in 500 or fewer words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the Month. Please inform your nominee that you’ve submitted them for the award. Nominations for the February featured Geocacher of the Month must be received by February 2oth.Once we have received all of the nominations, we will choose the top candidates and post them on the Latitude 47 blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so we might learn from each other.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

What Percentage of iPhone Owners are on iOS4?

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces sarah perez Tags:#Apple#iPhone#mobile#news The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Have you ever wondered how many iPhone 4 owners have upgraded to iOS 4, the latest and greatest version of the iPhone mobile operating system? Although Apple doesn’t release these sorts of numbers in detail, the way Google does with Android, a startup with a large user base, Bump, has released their own numbers, which provide good insight into the OS breakdown.According to Bump CEO and co-founder David Lieb, 89.73% of its users are on iOS 4.x – that is, they run some version of the iOS 4.0 software.Lieb recently shared these figures on Q&A service Quora where they were soon spotted by our own Marshall Kirkpatrick. The answer Lieb posted is a standout example of why the tech community is currently hyping the Q&A startup Quora to such a great extent, even proclaiming it to be the next Twitter, in some cases.But back to the data at hand.Lieb said that Bump’s user base is large enough to be a good statistical sample. However, he doesn’t state how large. But we do know that as of August 2010, the Bump app had been downloaded 15 million times. In addition, we asked Lieb this morning where Bump stands as of today. The app has now had more than 25 million downloads across iOS and Android, he told us. So yes, we’re buying it that their sample is large enough to be of interest here.For the data below, Lieb says that the sample comes from all Bump users between January 7 and January 10, 2011. This data includes all iOS devices, though, not just the iPhone.By major revision, the statistics are as follows:4.X: 89.73 %3.X: 10.25 %2.X: 0.02 %And by individual minor revisions, the stats are (ranked by percentage):4.2.1: 52.89 %4.1: 27.50 %3.1.3: 6.43 %4.0.2: 3.36 %4.0.1: 2.95 %4.0: 2.94 %3.1.2: 2.52 %3.2.2: 0.49 %3.0: 0.22 %3.1: 0.21 %3.0.1: 0.10 %3.2: 0.10 %3.1.1: 0.10 %4.2: 0.09 %3.2.1: 0.07 %2.2.1: 0.02 %2.2: 0.00 %In addition, Ian Peters-Campbell, an engineer at Loopt, makers of a location-based iPhone application, responded to the question saying that Loopt’s stats were very similar to the above, but with even a little more of its users on iOS 4. Lieb said that made sense since Loopt probably had more iPhone users (vs. iPod Touch users) than Bump did.What this goes to show is that Apple’s mobile operating system isn’t too badly fragmented, especially when compared with its competitor, Android. On Android, as of today, only 0.4% of Android devices are on the most recent version – version 2.3 aka “Gingerbread.” Of course, Gingerbread is brand-new, so even looking back pre-launch to December 2010, we found that only 43.4% ran Android 2.2 (Froyo), then the most recent version.Image credit: TiPb Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts last_img read more